Read more about our comprehensive set of solutions for all your major business requirements, including financials; the management of critical processes such as quality, documentation, product lifecycles, and customer relationships; and how you can measure and reduce your environmental footprint.
Ensuring that the customers’ needs and aspirations are faithfully met plays a crucial role in maintaining loyalty. Therefore every opportunity to build on and create new customer relations must be vigorously and single-mindedly pursued to ensure that the relationship flourishes and remains mutually beneficial. This can only be achieved when customer relationship management (CRM) is an integral part of your enterprise systems. As it is with IFS Applications.
When you have complete access to all the critical financial information, you can make financial decisions that help you realize your company’s full potential. IFS Financials works worldwide, regardless of whether you choose to let different countries use a centralized system or discrete systems in the respective region/country. The solution covers the entire needs of your company, with functionality for accounting rules that is seamlessly integrated with other business applications in use. The intricacies of business financials have never been more transparent—or your accounting routines more agile.
With IFS Quality Management, you get a powerful quality management tool that lets you organize and analyze your data in a systematic and comprehensive manner, from failure modes and effects analyses (FMEAs) and control plans to statistical process control (SPC) charts and capability studies. Because IFS Quality Management is a fully integrated part of IFS Applications, it supports the entire production process, enabling you to control parts in manufacturing, distribution, and inventory locations. This lets you reduce the cost of poor quality, keep track of your data, and get in line with industry expectations.
IFS Human Resources is a fully integrated part of the IFS Applications ERP solution and provides you with all the practical capability and ease of use necessary to perform everyday HR tasks such as expense management, time and attendance, and recruitment with total confidence. But it doesn’t stop there. The solution’s expansive functionality also provides you with the opportunity to implement innovative employee training initiatives which will enable individuals within your organization to grow too.
Do all this and more with data that is already available in your enterprise applications
IFS Corporate Performance Management gives you a complete picture of your business—from financials to human resources—through easy-to-use client views. Visual displays give you key performance measurements at a glance, and KPIs help you focus on your corporate goals. In addition, an array of built-in tools helps you analyze the data from a variety of perspectives.
Corporate Performance Management supports the control process, including business planning, business follow-up, and analysis of business critical information, by providing an integrated strategic performance management and control system.
IFS Business Analytics is an add-on to Microsoft® Excel® that offers highly integrated analytical reporting capabilities, expanding Excel from being a mere desktop tool to becoming an integrated enterprise solution. With the calculation and formatting capabilities of Excel, it is easy to create user-specific views of business data.
The IFS Document Management component makes it easier to keep track of important business documents. Instead of keeping paper copies, which can easily be lost, you can store documents electronically in a central repository. The result is smoother, more accurate information flows. You can attach drawings, quotes, and notes that can be pulled up on the floor instead of users having to try to find the latest copy. This eliminates the risk of somebody using an outdated copy if they are pulling documents from paper-based sources. By pulling it from the system, you know which one is the latest revision. And speaking of system, IFS Document Management is an integrated part of IFS Applications, so it can be accessed from any business object or process in your organization. In other words, if you want a document and you’re permitted to access it, it’s yours for the asking no matter where you happen to be working in the system. IFS Document Management is a Triple A application—it ensure Accessibility, Accuracy and Agility.
To be able to respond to the fickle demands of an increasingly disparate marketplace, your business needs to be agile. IFS offers a PLM solution that is designed with these fundamental insights in mind. With our product lifecycle management solution you can manage your products throughout the complete cycle—ensuring you can always maximize operational agility and maintain your profit potential from requirement through to eventual disposal.
Business modeling is enabled through an integrated package of PC-based tools, methods, and graphical models that make it easier to match your existing processes with best practice processes found in IFS Applications. You can view your organization in terms of business processes to pinpoint areas for improvement and to design and implement new, more efficient processes before you implement an IT solution. Easy to learn, it offers analytical and consistent process models, with cause and effect mapping. It is database-driven and suitable as a stand-alone or multi-user tool with support for multiple languages.
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